Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 29 No. 10 (November 7, 2005)

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1Ls can walk in and have their resumes reviewed by Dean Michael Keller and Amy Conner from Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 11. The Career Services Office will be taking walk-ins only during the week and will not be scheduling appointments.

Dean Lauren Robel will speak on the state of the Law School at the Fall Town Hall Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Moot Court Room.

Judges Marc R. Kellams, David L. Welch, and newly elected Mary Ellen Diekhoff, JD'86, will participate in "Judge's Night" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Moot Court Room.

The Black Law Student Association will host its annual Gong Show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Uncle Fester's, 430 E. Kirkwood Ave.


Dean Robel to Speak at SLA Town Hall Meeting

The Student Law Association (SLA) presents the Fall Town Hall Meeting with Dean Lauren Robel from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Dean Robel will speak about the state of the Law School and its future direction. A question and answer session will follow. Food will be provided for attendees.


"Lunch with a Lawyer" Program

Janet Rumple (JD'04) of the Family and Children Mediation Clinic and Peggy Cummings (JD'02) of Middle Way House will discuss public interest law at the "Lunch with a Lawyer" program from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. If students would like lunch, they need to RSVP to Bruce Farrand,, by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

New York Bar Exam Information Session

Students who are interested in taking the New York Bar Exam in July of 2006 should attend the information session hosted by Dean Len Fromm and Dean Lesley Davis from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335). This meeting will be especially useful for students in the LLM and MCL programs because it will cover qualifications, foreign legal credentials, and application procedures.

ISBA Committee Sponsors Program on Indiana Bar Admissions Process

The Indiana State Bar Association's (ISBA) committee on Professional Legal Education, Admission, and Development is sponsoring a program on the process for determining "character and fitness" for admission to the Indiana Bar. The program will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the IU Law School in Indianapolis, on West Street and New York Avenue. The program will include a detailed discussion of the procedures and the standards that apply as well as typical difficulties and ways to address them. For more information, please contact Executive Associate Dean John Applegate (855-9198 or The program will be videotaped for those who are unable to attend.


ELS Happy Hour at Encore Cafe

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will host an informal meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Encore Caf‚, 316 W 6th St. This will be an opportunity for students to speak with upper-level students and Executive Associate Dean John Applegate about the environmental law program, SPEA joint-degrees, and anything else on their minds. If you have questions, contact Joel Watkins at

PAD to Host "Judge's Night"

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) will be sponsoring "Judge's Night" at 6 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Judges Marc R. Kellams, David L. Welch, and newly elected Mary Ellen Diekhoff, JD'86, will discuss career paths, experience on the bench, and judicial roles. Following the discussion, the panel will take questions from students.


Unabomber's Brother to Speak on Mental Illness, Death Penalty

The Department of Criminal Justice will sponsor a talk by David Kaczynski, brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, at 1:15 p.m. in Woodburn 100. He will speak on "Mental Illness and the Death Penalty." All students are welcome to attend. This event will last about an hour.

BLSA Hosts Annual Gong Show

Come see your fellow students showcase their talents (or embarrass themselves)! The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will host its annual Gong Show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Uncle Fester's, 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. There will be cash prizes for the top performers. Ticket prices are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.


Union Board Sponsors Mock Appeal

The Union Board is revisiting the landmark case Roe v. Wade by sponsoring a mock Supreme Court appeal of Carhart v. Gonzales at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union.


This month's IU Research and Creative Activity magazine features Professors David Williams and Susan Williams and the IU Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies; Professor Fred H. Cate and his work as the director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; and Professor Fred Aman and his research on globalization. The magazine is online at

Professor Roger Dworkin addressed the subject of legal and ethical responses to developments in the biosciences and biotechnology at the Arizona Town Hall meeting on Oct. 31. The Arizona Town Hall is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of distinguished Arizona citizens that proposes public policy for the state.


Admissions Fellows Wanted

Second- and third-year students are encouraged to apply for a new admissions and recruiting program aimed at making even more personal contacts with prospective students. Admissions Fellows will be an extension of our very successful tour guide and summer student assistant programs. Six Fellows will be selected for the spring semester to contact admitted students and guide them through the process; to participate in open houses, online chats, and Spring Law Day; and to act as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to hold evening "office hours" for the purpose of contacting students by phone and to attend periodic meetings with Admissions Office staff. Fellows will receive a stipend of $500 for their efforts and will be expected to work 2-5 hours per week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills; previous participation in Law School activities, including Admissions programs and events; and personal interviews. Those students who are interested in participating should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford by Monday, Nov. 21. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of Nov. 28. If you have questions about the program, contact Weatherford at

PDP Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive in the Lobby beginning Monday, Nov. 7. If you have spare toys or a little extra change, drop them off in the toy box at the PDP table and help disadvantaged children have a happy holiday!

Directed Reading Opportunity for Spring 2006

Professors of school law from the School of Education are looking for a few law students to assist with their undergraduate secondary education or elementary education school law courses. Law students would assist with lesson plans, grading, and some teaching. Topics addressed in the course include: church/state relations, student speech rights, special education law, teacher privacy rights, tort law, and teacher contracts. Classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. The time commitment would be approximately three to five hours per week, and students can receive 1 directed reading credit. This is not a paid position. If you are interested, please e-mail a resume to Professor Suzanne Eckes at

Professor Collins Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Kevin Collins would like to hire one or two research assistants. The student(s) must have already taken, or be currently enrolled in, his patent class. The project involves reading a large number of district court patent cases. Students should send him an e- mail ( expressing interest, a resume, and a transcript by Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Sign Up for BARBRI

BARBRI is the nation's leading bar review program, designed to enable you to pass the bar exam the first time you take it. By enrolling in BARBRI now, you lock into the current tuition rate; as the cost of tuition increases each year, your cost will not. Your enrollment includes the BARBRI Law School Program, which includes the First Year Review Volume, Upper Level Review Volume, and MPRE Review Volume. These study aides contain comprehensive outlines for all your core law school courses (All 1L classes and important bar exam subjects) with practice exam questions and answers to help you succeed in law school. The MPRE is an additional free review course with BARBRI membership, containing outlines, more than 300 practice questions, a four-hour review, plus handouts by a national expert in the area. The program also includes StudySmart Software with hundreds of questions and answers to test yourself during all critical law school bar exam courses and access to final exam review lectures led by leading law school professors that cover the black letter law in your first-year courses and simplify the subject matter. All BARBRI events take place at IU Bloomington. Visit the BARBRI table for an enrollment card. Simply fill out the card, and turn it in for any state in the nation. Or, visit, select your desired state, and enroll online. If you elect to enroll online, you must visit the BARBRI table to pick up your BARBRI Law School Program materials. Sign up early to receive a discount. An information table will be set up in the lobby every day at lunch. For more information, contact Lucas White ( or Geoff Smith (, your head student BARBRI representatives at IU Bloomington. For a comprehensive description of BARBRI, visit

Professor Cate Looking for Research Assistants

Professor Fred H. Cate is looking for two research assistants with excellent research, analysis, and writing skills to work on information security and national security/privacy issues. Interested students should put a letter summarizing their interest and experience, a resume, and a transcript in Cate's box in the second-floor mail room.

Student Lounge Reserved on Wednesdays for "Lunch with a Lawyer" Program

Career Services will be hosting lunches in the Student Lounge every Wednesday through Nov. 16. We wanted to notify students who normally may use the Student Lounge between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays that the Lounge has been reserved for the "Lunch with a Lawyer" program.

Get Involved with the Pro Bono Project

Would you like to network with attorneys? Do you need more real-world legal experience in order to find a job or to decide what area of law to pursue? Is there a specialty area of law that you would like to pursue, but do not know how? The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce that students can accomplish all of the above while earning one B710 credit. By becoming involved with the Pro Bono Project, students can work with local attorneys and/or pro se litigants on a variety of cases in a variety of specialty areas. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane Walker, District 10 Pro Bono Project coordinator, at

Scheduling Events

All e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.


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